Film enthusiasts will have the opportunity to watch a unique series of films in an unusual setting this summer at the Jersey War Tunnels.
In partnership with Remi Couriard, The War Tunnels will be showing a series of feature films all based around the theme of war. Each film will be preceded by authentic Gaumont newsreel footage from the Second World War, including previously unseen footage from Jersey’s liberation.
The first film to be shown is a rarely seen Peter Sellers movie called “The Blockhouse”. Filmed in 1973, The Blockhouse was made on location in Guernsey and sees Peter Sellers starring in his only serious acting role alongside Charles Aznavour. The two actors play prisoners of war who become trapped in a bunker which is full of gourmet food but only has candles to supply light. The film follows the group as they cope with the situation they find themselves in.
The film series is called “The Flicks” and will be held every other Thursday throughout the summer with ten screenings in all.
Remi Couriard who has brought the films and newsreel together for the screenings, is looking forward to showing the movies.
“We’ve put together a really interesting programme which includes guest speakers who are linked with each film, the unique newsreel footage and some extremely interesting movies. The Blockhouse is a tremendous and moving film to begin with and will be introduced by Peter Sellers’ cousin”.
“The second film will be “The Eagle has Landed”, introduced by Harry Patterson and the third film is “Inglourious B******s”, a contemporary Quentin Tarantino movie starring Brad Pitt. We’re also providing drinks and nibbles to make each evening a fantastic night out.
Paul Simmonds, CEO of Jersey War Tunnels commented “Despite only carrying out a limited number of evening activities in the tunnel space they have all been received incredibly well due to the unique setting. We hope that this new project will offer both locals and visitors a different and exciting perspective on film going”.
Tickets cost £10 per person, which includes a welcome drink, nibbles and an introductory tour of the tunnels. Moviegoers should call Jersey War Tunnels on 860808 to purchase their tickets.
Category: Arts & Culture